re·​lo·​cate | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈlō-ˌkāt How to pronounce relocate (audio) , ˌrē-lō-ˈkāt \
relocated; relocating; relocates

Definition of relocate

transitive verb

: to locate again : establish or lay out in a new place

intransitive verb

: to move to a new location

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Other Words from relocate

relocatable \ (ˌ)rē-​ˈlō-​ˌkā-​tə-​bəl How to pronounce relocatable (audio) , ˌrē-​ˌlō-​ˈkā-​ \ adjective
relocation \ ˌrē-​lō-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce relocation (audio) \ noun

Examples of relocate in a Sentence

He relocated to Los Angeles for his new job. How can we convince more businesses to relocate to this city? The company decided to relocate its headquarters.
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Recent Examples on the Web Dewey’s will close its current location, but is in active discussions to relocate at the Levee and be part of the new Newport,'' said Adam Schwegman, partner and senior vice president of leasing at North American Properties, which owns the mall. Randy Tucker,, "Dewey’s closing Newport on the Levee restaurant, but is it leaving?," 10 Feb. 2020 Nicole Holt, 29 years old, recently relocated from London and paid a large broker fee for her one-bedroom apartment, right before the New York Department of State published the new broker fee rule. Will Parker, WSJ, "Ban on Broker Fees Sends New York City Apartment Rental Firms Reeling," 8 Feb. 2020 New, relocating and expanding businesses in North Texas created 127,600 jobs during the year, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Dallas News, "Dallas-Fort Worth led the nation’s metro areas in job creation in 2019," 5 Feb. 2020 Macy’s is also relocating its headquarters from San Francisco to New York City and expanding its presence in Atlanta. Leada Gore |, al, "Macy’s closing 125 stores," 5 Feb. 2020 Those renovations would include a seating area and family space below the stairs, a relocated and two-sided staff desk on the entry axis, remodeled family restroom, redesigned program room with operable wall, visible entry and improved storage. Cathy Kozlowicz, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Menomonee Falls Public Library plans to create a teen center," 23 Jan. 2020 Various iterations of the restaurant—which relocated in 2005 and has had many chefs over the years, most famously Marcus Samuelsson—have included a more casual café, and, before the renovation, the lunch menu offered husmanskost. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, "Swedish Home Cooking at Aquavit," 17 Jan. 2020 The association opened its new headquarters at Savings and Main streets in 1967, but relocated in 1985 and was acquired by International Bank of Commerce in 1991. Scott Huddleston,, "Short San Antonio street could revert to its historic name," 15 Jan. 2020 After the series aired, Rogers says that she and her family were forced to relocate and install security cameras on their property after receiving multiple threatening texts and phone calls. Sydney Scott, Essence, "5 Disturbing Details We Learned From 'Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning'," 3 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of relocate

1834, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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14 Feb 2020

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“Relocate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of relocate

: to move to a new place

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